45 episodes

Now more than ever, we’re craving connection.

POSTHOC Digital Salons bring provocative conversations and intelligent insights on the topics of the day to people curious about the trends impacting their world.

POSTHOC Digital Salon With Susan MacTavish Best Susan MacTavish Best

    • Society & Culture

Now more than ever, we’re craving connection.

POSTHOC Digital Salons bring provocative conversations and intelligent insights on the topics of the day to people curious about the trends impacting their world.

    Trial Verdict & the Trail to the White House - Reporting on the Frontlines w Lisa Ferri

    Trial Verdict & the Trail to the White House - Reporting on the Frontlines w Lisa Ferri

    Posthoc Salons founder, Susan MacTavish Best, interviews Lisa Ferri about her experiences covering the Trump trial, the verdict, and what she sees ahead in the media landscape in the run up to the Presidential election.  

    Lisa is an Emmy award-winning journalist who's spent three decades covering politics and culture inside some of America's most storied newsrooms: 60 Minutes, MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and Deadline White House, ABC's Good Morning America and World News Tonight.

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Does Consciousness Matter? With David Chalmers

    Does Consciousness Matter? With David Chalmers

    Does Consciousness Matter?  A conversation w/philosopher David Chalmers in SoHo for evening filled with conversation, live music, homemade food and our warm NYC Posthoc community.  The salon is supported by a grant Posthoc received from Templeton World Charity Foundation (TWCF). TWCF funds grants that are accelerating research on consciousness, and David is a fellow grantee of TWCF.

    • 54 min
    NARCAS: An Interview With Deborah Bonello on Female-Led Organized Crime

    NARCAS: An Interview With Deborah Bonello on Female-Led Organized Crime

    In this episode of the POSTHOC Digital Podcast, Susan interviews Deborah Bonello, former Head VICE News Latin America and author of NARCAS: The Secret Rise of Women in Latin America's Cartels. Deborah made the journey to the POSTHOC LA warehouse all the way from Mexico City to discuss her reporting on female-led organized crime that ultimately led to writing NARCAS.

    • 33 min
    Economics & Human Flourishing with Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

    Economics & Human Flourishing with Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

    For our last Posthoc salon of 2023 we invited economist Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg into our living room for an evening of conversation and music.  Hilda is an entrepreneur, investor, author and philanthropist. She is the founder and chairman of Strategic Investment Group, an independent investment management firm. For a dozen years, Hilda was the Chief Investment Officer (Pensions) at The World Bank. She’s served on the board of numerous public companies  (US Airways, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Management, General Mills etc) and nonprofits (National Opera, National Symphony). She is the founder of Orchestra of the Americas  which finds diverse musical talent in underserved communities and gives musicians a platform to develop their talents and launch a career playing music professionally in orchestras around the world. Under the umbrella of OA is the Global Leaders Institute, which offers students an opportunity to study for an MBA for the Arts, a degree supporting artistic innovation and social impact. And so we had the most sublime folk music from half a dozen artists throughout the evening from the OA program which you’ll hear throughout the conversation.

    This salon fell under the Economics & Human Flourishing priority at Templeton World Charity Foundation and it was supported by a grant POSTHOC received from the Foundation. TWCF funds grants that investigate individual freedom, free market theories, entrepreneurialism and how they relate to human flourishing globally.

    • 59 min
    Substack Salon

    Substack Salon

    We hosted a salon with Substack in LA to celebrate their community of writers and creators, and to meet the company's co-founder Hamish McKenzie, whose interview you're about to hear. We discussed the origins of the company, Hamish's own background as a writer and what about the platform fosters such a unique relationship between creators and subscribers. 

    • 23 min
    The Age of Prediction with Igor Tulchinsky, Chris Mason and Alyssa Goodman

    The Age of Prediction with Igor Tulchinsky, Chris Mason and Alyssa Goodman

    The Age of Prediction salon was co-hosted with Amy Brand, Publisher, MIT Press celebrating the publication of the new book The Age of Prediction: Algorithms, AI, and the Shifting Shadows of Risk by MIT Press authors Igor Tulchinsky and Christopher Mason. Igor is the Founder/CEO of WorldQuant, a quantitative investment firm. Christopher is Professor of Genomics, Physiology, and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Director of the WorldQuant Initiative for Quantitative Prediction. Alyssa Goodman, Professor of Astronomy at Harvard, co-moderates the conversation with POSTHOC founder and CEO, Susan MacTavish Best. 

    On the music front, Frank Almond performed on his rare, 400 year old violin, and shared the story of its theft and return. Frank held the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 25 years. He has also held the Concertmaster position with the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Valery Gergiev and Guest Concertmaster of the London Philharmonic with Kurt Masur.

    This salon was underwritten by the MIT Press. The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals at the intersection of science, technology, art, social science, and design, and is widely considered the world’s most innovative university press. The MIT Press has been an open access leader for over two decades, publishing hundreds of freely accessible books every year. Known for bold design and creative technology, the Press mobilizes knowledge by publishing provocative works from leading thinkers around the globe for the broadest possible impact and audience.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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